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见报恩人,当愿众生,
于佛菩萨,能知恩德。

见背恩人,当愿众生,
于有恶人,不加其报。

– 文殊菩萨
(华严经: 净行品: 第88-89偈)

Seeing persons repaying kindness,
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas,
be able to know gratitude for their virtuous kindness.’

Seeing persons betraying kindness,
[reflect that] ‘May sentient beings,
of persons with evil,
not add to their retribution.’*

– Manjusri Bodhisattva
(Avatamsaka Sutra: Chapter 11 On Pure Practices: Verse 88-89)

* that will naturally karmically arise

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